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Boxer traits

Working
21-25 inches
49-77 lbs
10-12 years
Boxer characteristics
Lifespan
5 yrs 20 yrs
Grooming needs
Occasionally Frequently
Good with kids
Needs lots of supervision Ready to play
Good with cats
Likely to chase Hey, new pal!
Training Aptitude
Headstrong Eager to please
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Benjamin

Boxer

Male, 5 yrs
Los Angeles, CA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Benjamin was in a high-kill shelter for 15 months. How did he survive that long? Because volunteers loved him, and he was friendly and playful with other dogs.​ Benjamin is a BEAUTIFUL brindle boxer blend. He is 5 years old—young enough to be active and playful, old enough to be no-drama. He has been on group pack walks with other dogs and smiled from ear to ear!​ Since arriving at foster, Benjamin has shown that he is house trained, crate trained, and has slept in a human bed at one point in his life.​ Benjamin is fully vaccinated, microchipped, and ready to go home. He is currently in foster in the San Fernando Valley. Contact us to come meet him!
We'll also keep you updated on Jax's adoption status with email updates.
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Jax

Boxer American Bulldog

Male, 7 yrs 2 mos
Los Angeles, CA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Meet Jax! A nearly seven-year-old Boxer mix from San Mateo, CA, whose tan coat shines almost as brightly as his personality! Weighing in at a solid 70 pounds, Jax might just think he's a lap dog with his affectionate, sloppy kisses and an unwavering desire to be close to his humans. Imagine this gentle giant curled at your feet, or better yet, joining in a lively game of keep-away with gleeful children. His joy is palpable, especially when he performs his signature "jumping jax" at the mere mention of a walk! Jax has a heart full of resilience and love, ready to bring warmth to any family. Though he prefers not to be left alone for long, he’s a perfect companion when around other dogs he knows or people—even if just in another room. He adores the great outdoors, and his enthusiasm shines during playdates and adventures at the local dog park. He’s sociable with dogs of all sizes, though his recall may need a little polish—Jax is ever curious about the wildlife he encounters! Living with Jax means embracing his high-energy spirit and managing his sensitive stomach with the right diet. An enclosed yard, constant companionship, and a routine filled with walks and playtime would ensure his days are as joyful as he is. Does your home have room for a big-hearted boxer mix with a love for life? Could you be the one to keep Jax's tail wagging happily ever after? If so, please contact us at adopt@joyfulpets.com, and let's chat about the joy Jax can bring into your life! Also, Jax is open to a long-distance adoption—love knows no distance when finding your perfect companion!
We'll also keep you updated on Soprano's adoption status with email updates.
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Soprano

Boxer Pit Bull Terrier

Female, 5 yrs
Los Angeles, CA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Not good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Meet Soprano! A friendly and loyal five-year-old Boxer Mix from Calabasas, CA, whose essence is a symphony of joy wrapped in a sleek black coat with a charming white patch on her chest.  Soprano is a delightful companion, tipping the scales at sixty-five pounds of pure love and energy! She's house-trained and remarkably quick to adapt to new routines. Her training is impressive, with a repertoire of commands including sit, stay, down, place, and out. Health-wise, she’s in excellent shape, spayed, and all her vaccinations are up to date! This spirited girl is a true outdoor enthusiast who loves running, exploring, and swimming. Her joy multiplies when she's playing fetch or romping around with her favorite toys. Indoors, she transforms into the perfect buddy, contentedly keeping you company! Soprano's gentle nature shines through when she's around children, and she takes treats with the utmost care. Soprano's communication skills are on point— she will enthusiastically greet you by wagging her whole body when you come home, she will let you know when her water bowl is empty with a polite bark, and her stomach seems to run like clockwork when it's time for her next meal. Soprano is generally well-behaved; she is best as an only pet or with large breed dogs in the household.  Soprano thrives on structure and routine. She can be an early riser and looks forward to daily walks. While walking, she is trained to stay focused on your left side with a gentle leader. Her high energy and playful spirit make her an excellent match for active families. This remarkable companion has journeyed from the DC area to Los Angeles, standing by her foster parent through significant life moments. Soprano’s unwavering loyalty and love for adventures make her a special dog! Are you ready to welcome Soprano into your home and heart? She’s seeking a family to offer her the love, activity, and structure she needs to thrive. Get ready for countless joyous moments and the best of furry companionship! Could you be the perfect match for Soprano’s next chapter? If so, reach out to adopt@joyfulpets.com and start your adventure together today!
We'll also keep you updated on Olivia's adoption status with email updates.
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Olivia

Boxer

Female, 9 yrs 5 mos
los angeles, CA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Needs special attention, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Olivia survived an awful beginning. Since she's been in our care, we've nursed her fully back to health and she is full of life! She just wants to be loved and to get affection. She's so incredible sweet and smart. Even though she's blind, she gets around very well! So gentle and amazing with kids and babies ##1938738##
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Romeo CP

Boxer Shepherd (Unknown Type)

Male, Young
Beverly Hills, CA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with dogs, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Meet Romeo, the sweet and handsome 2-year-old pup who's looking for his forever home! Romeo loves playing with other dogs and is great with older kids. He's house-trained and knows basic commands. Romeo is also leash and crate trained, so he's always ready for adventures or some downtime in his cozy crate. He enjoys going for walks and runs, and playing with his favorite toys. But most of all, Romeo loves getting belly rubs from his favorite humans! This smart and fast-learning pup is always eager to please. With his soulful eyes and handsome looks, Romeo is sure to turn heads wherever he goes. If you're looking for a loyal and playful companion, come meet Romeo today and fall in love with his charming personality!
We'll also keep you updated on Tiger's adoption status with email updates.
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Tiger

Boxer Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Male, Puppy
Beverly Hills, CA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Meet Tiger! Tiger is a 7 month old pup looking for his forever home! We're still learning more about him and his personality but with him being such a young pup, he's perfect for a home looking to have a dog adapt to their lifestyle!
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Frequently asked questions

Boxer Basics

Learn about about Boxer basics like where Boxer come from, how many different types of Boxer you can find, and what other breeds mix with Boxer.

Boxers live between 10 and 12 years. Providing proper veterinary care, regular exercise, a balanced diet, and a loving home environment can help maximize a Boxer’s lifespan and quality of life. Responsible breeding practices aimed at reducing genetic health issues can also contribute to longer and healthier lives for Boxer dogs.

Boxers were bred for hunting, guarding, and working alongside humans. Their ancestors, such as the Bullenbeisser, were used in Germany as hunting dogs for large game, like boars and bears. Boxers inherited traits such as strength, agility, and courage from these breeds. Over time, Boxers were also employed in roles such as cattle-herding, cart-pulling, and military and police work due to their versatility, intelligence, and trainability.

Breeds that commonly mix with Boxers include Labrador Retrievers, English Bulldogs, and Akitas. Characteristics of a Boxer mix can vary widely depending on the specific breeds involved, the individual dog’s genetics, and its upbringing. A few common mixes include:


  • Boxador (Boxer + Labrador)

  • Bulloxer (Boxer + English Bulldog)

  • Boxita (Boxer and Akita)

  • Boxweiler (Boxer and Rottweiler)


A Boxer is fully grown at 18 to 24 months of age. But like many breeds, Boxers may continue to fill out and develop muscle mass until they are around two to three years old.

Boxers earned their name due to their distinctive behavior of using their front paws in a manner that resembles boxing. They have a playful and expressive nature, often pawing at objects or people, which is reminiscent of a boxer sparring with an opponent.

Boxer dogs originated in Germany. They were developed in the late 19th century by mixing a now-extinct breed called the Belgian Brabant Bullenbeisser (Bull Biter) with Bulldogs — and possibly other breeds, too. The first German Boxer club was founded in 1896.

A Boxer dog is a medium to large-size breed known for its muscular build, square muzzle, and distinctive brindle or fawn coat. Boxers are characterized by their energetic and playful temperaments, intelligence, and loyalty to their families.


There are German Boxers, American Boxers, and UK Boxers. German boxers have slightly larger bone structures and slightly smaller noses. American Boxers have no head wrinkles and a tighter-fitting coat.



Boxer Appearance

Learn about about the Boxer general appearance like their size, colors, and grooming needs.

Yes, Boxers have tails. While Boxers have historically had their tails docked, an unnecessary and outdated practice in which the tail is surgically shortened or removed just after birth, in many countries, including several European countries and parts of the United States and Canada, tail-docking is now prohibited or restricted. As a result, Boxers with natural, long tails are becoming more common in these regions.

Boxers have strong, muscular builds and square-shaped heads. These pups have broad, blunt muzzles with distinctive underbites, where the lower jaw extends slightly beyond the upper jaw. They have dark, expressive eyes and ears that are usually cropped to stand erect, although some Boxers may have natural, floppy ears.

Boxers weigh between 55 and 70 pounds and stand around 21 to 25 inches tall. They are classified as a medium to large-size breed, with males often growing larger than females.

Boxer dogs can be fawn, brindle, black, or solid white. Boxers may also have white markings on their chests, feet, and sometimes their faces. These white markings can vary in size and distribution, ranging from small patches to larger areas of white.